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Dean Blandino Explains Why Saturday Night Hit By Steelers LB Ryan Shazier Was Legal

Dean Blandino, the Vice President of NFL Officiating, is finally letting us know why Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier wasn’t penalized Saturday night for his third quarter hit on Cincinnati Bengals running back Giovani Bernard that resulted in a fumble. In his weekly officiating video, Blandino explains that Shazier wasn’t…



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Shazier Hit On Bernard Still Deemed Legal By Several Analysts

The Pittsburgh Steelers win Saturday night over the Cincinnati Bengals in one of the two AFC Wild Card games included a lot of controversy as it relates to penalties that were and weren’t called on both teams. One of the non-calls came after Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier hit Bengals running…


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Steelers’ Topping Turnover Battle Helps End Three-Game Playoff Skid

The Pittsburgh Steelers’ first postseason victory since the 2010 AFC Championship game included six turovers. In their previous three postseason games, there were four, two, and three turnovers, respectively. The Steelers lost or tied the turnover margin in each of those games, all three of which they came out on…



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Steelers Film Room: Mike Mitchell Vs Bengals II

The improvement in play in Mike Mitchell’s game from last season to this has no doubt been a key factor in helping the Pittsburgh Steelers defense become the bend-but-don’t-break, opportunistic unit that it has shown itself to be for most of the year. But at the same time, the veteran’s…


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Steelers Film Room: Inside Linebackers Versus Bengals

Throughout much of Sunday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers trio of inside linebackers in Ryan Shazier, Lawrence Timmons and Vince Williams were constantly around the ball. In fact, that’s how it has been for the last few weeks as Timmons, Shazier and Williams continue to rack up…


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Steelers Vs Bengals Positional Grades

With their 33-20 win, Sunday, over the Cincinnati Bengals, the Pittsburgh Steelers have moved to within two games of the AFC North division lead with just three weeks left in the regular season. Throughout much of Sunday’s win, the Steelers received a handful of “splash” plays from individual players leading…


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Steelers Stay In AFC North Hunt, Beat Bengals 33-20

For the second consecutive season, the Pittsburgh Steelers made their trek to Paul Brown Stadium worthwhile, handing the AFC North leading Cincinnati Bengals a 33-20 loss, marking their fifth straight game with at least 30 points scored. Seventeen of the 33 points came off of three Steelers’ interceptions by Stephon…


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Steelers Film Room: Cincinnati Bengals’ Offensive Scouting Report

Just me doing the scouting reports for now. But like usual, a preview of the opponent this week – the Cincinnati Bengals. Cincinnati’s Running Game This is actually our first repeat opponent all season long. So there’s a little less to write about because it’s a team we’re already familiar…



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Bengals Remain Undefeated With 31-10 Win Over Browns

The Cincinnati Bengals continued their winning ways Thursday night as they beat the Cleveland Browns 31-10 at home to kick off Week 9 of the 2015 NFL season. Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton completed 21 of his 27 passes in the game for 234 yards and 3 touchdowns, all of which…


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Steelers May Finish Out Week Healthy With Options At Safety

Seventh-year Pittsburgh Steelers safety Mike Mitchell recorded his second interception of the season on Sunday, but he also suffered his first diagnosed concussion as well, which occurred late in the game as he went to make a tackle on a breakaway dump off pass on third and five. During the…


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Steelers Film Room: Cameron Heyward Vs Bengals

The Pittsburgh Steelers have been riding Cameron Heyward hard all season, a missive that has only ramped up over the course of the past two games while fellow starting defensive end Stephon Tuitt has been sidelined with a knee injury. In fact, the fifth-year lineman missed just two snaps during…


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Week Eight Steelers Defensive Sack Review

Much was made about the Cincinnati Bengals fearsome offensive line, and the remarkably low number of sacks (6) the unit had allowed heading into Sunday’s game against the Steelers. Instead however it was Pittsburgh that flipped the script, consistently pressuring Andy Dalton all afternoon while sacking him three times. The…